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Table 5 BMI, spousal annual income, and log hours of work for married women

From: Marriage markets as explanation for why heavier people work more hours

  White White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic
Panel A: BMI and spousal annual income
 BMI −0.112*** (−3.885) −0.108*** (−3.772) −0.0396 (−0.947) −0.0177 (−0.405) −0.118** (−2.192) −0.0459 (−0.993)
 Control for wife’s characteristics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Control for husband’s characteristics No Yes No Yes No Yes
 Observations 5239 5239 1210 1210 1061 1061
Panel B: BMI and hours of work with and without spousal characteristics
 BMI 0.00702*** (3.112) 0.00659*** (2.890) 0.00403 (1.410) 0.00414 (1.491) 0.000248 (0.0641) −0.000391 (−0.0956)
 Control for own wage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Control for spousal characteristics No Yes No Yes No Yes
 Observations 5239 5239 1210 1210 1061 1061
  1. Note 1: Control variables include work experience (quadratic), educational categories, dummies for whether the woman believes in traditional gender roles, whether the woman has any children, if the youngest child is below six, yearly age dummies, region of residence dummies, and year dummies. We also control for spouse’s age, educational categories, and annual income. Note 2: All t-stats reported are based on standard errors clustered at the individual level. *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, and * p < 0.10